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1965 Steel Penny, Maybe? Help!

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 Posted 09/20/2020  02:01 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Justlearning2020 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
We are in possession of a 1965 penny. The color is not copper and it is very shiny. If you notice in the picture the front edge of the coin is missing. Also on the back, the bottom of the steps look to be pushed in. The coin only weighs 2.21grams and it is exactly 3/4 of an inch in diameter. Is it real?


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 Posted 09/20/2020  02:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If it were steel it would be magnetic, what does the edge look like?
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 Posted 09/20/2020  02:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Justlearning2020 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I used a refrigerator magnet and it is not magnetic. The edge is off centered and the words "In God We Trust" are cut off. There is no copper coming through around the edge.
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 Posted 09/20/2020  02:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add josephm99 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm unsure whether this coin has been altered or it may have actually been struck on a foreign planchet/dime stock.
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 Posted 09/20/2020  03:19 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting. I would think that copper would be visible on the edge if it were struck on a dime planchet, but that's pretty much normal weight for '65 dime...

Can you post a pic of the edge?
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 Posted 09/20/2020  03:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Can you post a pic of the edge?


you may have something
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 Posted 09/20/2020  04:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hybrid to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like it's struck on a dime planchet
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 Posted 09/20/2020  05:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. It does seem like a cent on a dime planchet. Where did you get it?
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 Posted 09/20/2020  06:39 am  Show Profile   Check silverwolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverwolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
could be struck on a 64 dime planchet.. Weak rims, letters falling off, I would have it xrf'd..
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 Posted 09/20/2020  09:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks promising. Can you give us the weight in grams?



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 Posted 09/20/2020  09:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The coin only weighs 2.21grams
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 Posted 09/20/2020  09:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jim0815 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
With it being a 1965 and struck one a clad planchet it should have a copper core. I would like to see pics of the edge.
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 Posted 09/20/2020  10:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SamCoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
whatever you do, do NOT touch the coin with bare fingers or attempt to clean it in any way (cleaning a coin will ruin its value). This is an interesting one.

I would also like to see a picture of the edge.
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 Posted 09/20/2020  11:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Looks to be a cent struck on a dime planchet. Not unheard of.

Needs to be third party verified and graded to bring the most money.

Nice coin!
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 Posted 09/20/2020  11:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kris W to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The obverse is an off center strike.
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 Posted 09/20/2020  1:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The obverse is an off center strike.

A dime planchet is smaller than a cent.
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